A Look At FOX And ESPN's Early Baseball Schedule For 2009

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Hey, it's snowing outside and we're in the midst of Super Bowl week, so what better time to share some Baseball news and schedules with you? ESPN is planning on bringing you around 80 games in 2009 and FOX is planning it's normal set of two or three regional games each Saturday. Here's your first look....

ESPN Sunday Night Baseball:
Atlanta at Philadelphia (April 5th, ESPN2)
Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee (April 12th)
St. Louis at Chicago Cubs (April 19th)
New York Yankees at Boston (April 26th)
Chicago White Sox at Texas (May 3rd)
Tampa Bay at Boston (May 10th)
New York Mets at San Francisco (May 17th)
Milwaukee at Minnesota (May 24th)
Los Angeles Dodgers at Chicago Cubs (May 31st)
St. Louis at Chicago Cubs (July 12th)
New York Mets at Atlanta (July 19th)

FOX Saturday Baseball:

April 11th
Boston @ LA Angels
Minnesota @ Chicago White Sox
Houston @ St. Louis

April 18th
Cleveland @ NY Yankees
St. Louis @ Chicago Cubs
LA Angels @ Minnesota

April 25th
NY Yankees @ Boston
Chicago Cubs @ St. Louis

May 2nd
NY Mets @ Philadelphia
Houston @ Atlanta
Cleveland @ Detroit

May 9th
Tampa Bay @ Boston
San Francisco @ LA Dodgers
Atlanta @ Philadelphia

May 16th
NY Mets @ San Francisco
Cleveland @ Tampa Bay
LA Angels @ Texas

May 23rd
Philadelphia @ NY Yankees
Houston @ Texas

May 30th
LA Dodgers @ Chicago Cubs
Atlanta @ Arizona
Minnesota @ Tampa Bay

June 6th
Philadelphia @ LA Dodgers
Cleveland @ Chicago White Sox
Minnesota @ Seattle

June 13th
NY Mets @ NY Yankees
St. Louis @ Cleveland
Chicago White Sox @ Milwaukee

June 20th
Tampa Bay @ New York Mets
LA Dodgers @ LA Angels
Milwaukee @ Detroit

June 27th
Boston @ Atlanta
LA Angels @ Arizona
Chicago Cubs @ Chicago White Sox

July 4th
New York Mets @ Philadelphia
Oakland @ Cleveland
Detroit @ Minnesota

July 11th
NY Yankees @ LA Angels
St. Louis @ Chicago Cubs

July 18th
NY Mets @ Atlanta
Houston @ LA Dodgers
Baltimore @ Chicago White Sox

July 25th
St. Louis @ Philadelphia
Minnesota @ LA Angels
Chicago White Sox @ Detroit

August 1st
Chicago White Sox @ NY Yankees
LA Dodgers @ Atlanta
Houston @ St Louis

August 8th
Boston @ NY Yankees
Texas @ LA Angels

August 15th
Philadelphia @ Atlanta
LA Dodgers @ Arizona
Cleveland @ Minnesota

August 22nd
NY Yankees @ Boston
Chicago Cubs @ LA Dodgers

August 29th
NY Mets @ Chicago Cubs
Houston @ Arizona
Tampa Bay @ Detroit

September 5th
Boston @ Chicago White Sox
San Francisco @ Milwaukee
Minnesota @ Cleveland

September 12th
NY Mets @ Philadelphia
Chicago White Sox @ LA Angels
Atlanta @ St. Louis

September 19th
Chicago Cubs @ St. Louis
San Francisco @ LA Dodgers
Detroit @ Minnesota

September 26th

October 3rd
Interesting collection of games, and taking a quick look through both the Cubs and Cardinals will be getting the lion's share of appearances on each network. Of course the ESPN schedule is only through July, and that could change, but prepare yourself for a good number of NL Central games this coming season. Here's the team breakdown....

Cubs- 12
Cardinals- 11
Mets, Dodgers, Twins, White Sox, Braves- 10
Angels, Phillies, Yankees, Red Sox- 9
Indians- 8
Astros, Tigers, Rays- 6
Giants, Brewers- 5
Rangers, Diamondbacks- 4
A's, Mariners, O's- 1
Blue Jays, Marlins, Padres, Nationals, Pirates, Reds, Rockies, Royals- 0


It's good to see Fox's "fair and balanced" coverage extends to baseball as well.

Justin F. said...
Jan 27, 2009, 4:01:00 PM  

You can stop complaining about a northeast bias now, people.

GMoney said...
Jan 27, 2009, 4:10:00 PM  

I bet Joe Buck won't do more than 12 regular season games for Fox this year.

/not complaining about that, either

Jan 27, 2009, 4:44:00 PM  

is it me, or is FOX only showing 1 game at New York's new "Citi" Field (NY Mets).

DyHrdMET said...
Jan 27, 2009, 8:14:00 PM  

Phillies win the World Series, rain delays and all. Their reward? No OTA games on Fox until May.

Rays do the unthinkable and reach the World Series. Their reward? No OTA games on Fox -- or national games on ESPN -- until May.

It's just a matter of time before ESPN cuts back on baseball and Fox gets rid of it.

Anonymous said...
Jan 28, 2009, 12:32:00 PM  

Mets continue to suck it hard and get 10.

Cubbies get swept outta the first round and get 12.

Phils are World F@*#%%#@ Champs and get 9.

Crock. of. Sh!t.

Matty-Boh said...
Jan 29, 2009, 5:57:00 PM  

Must be a mistake on that list: where are all the nationally televised Nationals games?

Anonymous said...
Jan 31, 2009, 6:29:00 PM  

gee, you think maybe they pick games people will want to see?

wv23 said...
Jan 31, 2009, 9:49:00 PM  

who said these broadcasts had anything to do with performance? it's all about markets. new york, chicago, boston, LA... those are going to get the best ratings.

Nate said...
Feb 11, 2009, 12:11:00 AM  

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